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Watch: Colorado Hail Looks Like Summer Snowstorm

Snow plows were brought in to remove inches of hail
Raw: Colorado Hail Looks Like Summer Snowstorm
Snow in August? Not exactly. A late-summer hail storm pelted parts of Colorado with several inches of hail on Thursday as strong storms swept through the Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo areas. The cascade of hail took many by surprise, blanketing streets and yards, causing minor damage and leaving some cars and drivers stranded.

People across the region uploaded photos on the phenomenon to Twitter; click the link below to see some of the images.

PHOTOS ON SKYE: Colorado Hail Looks Like Summer Snowstorm
Colorado August Hail

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Judith

The last documented snow in June in the Chicago area was, I think, in 1942. However, in June of 1967, it snowed in a Chicago suburb; it was a light dusting but, nevertheless, it was snow. We had moved into the house in January of that year and I was planning on giving a yard party for my son's 7th birthday. The party was moved inside.

August 23 2013 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
D H.

Oh, HAIL no!

August 23 2013 at 1:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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steveinindpls

Good one!

August 23 2013 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stiv

Dr. Fritz Franzen (retired professor) has an excellect slide show about physical chemistry. It explains that when the surface area of an object like the atmosphere cover of a 24 thousand mile diameter planet increases in CO2 content to the level of 400 parts per million then the solar energy absorption is changed by the constants of physical chemistry of the gas of the atmosphere. It really isn't a debate. In laboratory you can test it. Any skilled science laboratory could reconfirm this physical chemistry fact. If the weather is changing, the physical chemistry of the atmosphere having changed is almost certainly why the weather pattern is changed.

August 23 2013 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stiv

The planet Earth is about 24 thousand miles in diameter. The average density of "space" outside our atmosphere is one molecule every cubic meter (yard). I don't understand how an object about the size of a Greyhound bus can mess up the whole atmosphere of the planet by moving in a void like space? Why do so many people think it is not the highest density of CO2 gas from burning fuel in our atmosphere since the "Permian" Era 280 million years ago which was when glaciers covered almost the whole planet, why isn't CO2 gas the problem? Why is it a space craft they think is causing everything? Walk around the planets diameter once and rethink your theory, perhaps?

August 23 2013 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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goatcars

No it's NOT !!! It's about 8K miles in diameter .. It's 24K miles in circumference ...Your welcome !!!

August 23 2013 at 2:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
drluv531

Mr. Golf, outer space is outside of our atmosphere, that's why its called OUTER SPACE, and has nothing to do with the weather that is inner space, get it?

August 23 2013 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sadiemae1214

Nope, sorry but that doesn't happen.

August 23 2013 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mr. Golf

it is the space program, all the thrust and the junk we've put in outer space that is screwing up the weather all over the world.

August 23 2013 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nucleansolutions

Very cool.

August 23 2013 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ruthief1ruthruth

All I can hear playing in my head is R.E.M.'s "It's the end of the world as we know it"

August 23 2013 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Charles

Sure looks like snow. Wonder what the government is trying to pull now? Like I said and disagreed with the brain dead idiot writer from some science online publication who waxed about the fiercely high termperatures due to global warming, it has not been unordinarily warm this summer - at least in Los Angeles.. Just what is this hype about?

August 23 2013 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bart thorpe

July 4,1960 4 feet of hail around Denver University (Evans & University) City crews hauled all the hail to the University Hills shopping center. Piles were 30 feet high and didn't melt until August.

August 23 2013 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dlglwm

No, its the DIVINE welcoming the 51st State LOL

August 23 2013 at 11:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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